University Asphalt Technology Module

Since 2017, more than 2,300 eBook and hardcopy publications have been provided to undergraduate and graduate-level engineering students across the United States through AIF’s educational outreach efforts. AIF’s goal is to assist university professors and students with asphalt industry resource manuals and reference material that will enhance their classroom studies of asphalt pavement engineering.

In October 2020, the foundation launched the availability of the Asphalt Technology Module. The module consists of six 50-minute lectures that are an ideal addition to a basic engineering or construction materials course for undergraduate students.

Module topics include: performance of asphalt pavements; basic materials used in asphalt mixtures; the asphalt mixture design process; production of asphalt mixtures in the field; and, construction of asphalt pavements.

The module is packaged for use by any instructor – but is particularly useful for instructors with little to no prior background in asphalt or pavement technology.  The package includes:

– an overall module syllabus

– six PowerPoint slide decks, each designed for a 50-minute lecture

– lecture notes/teaching tips for each lecture, including individual session learning objectives

– a “designer’s toolbox”, a set of spreadsheets for performing calculations

– practice problems (with solutions) related to the calculations presented in the sessions

– instructor and student access to the Asphalt Institute’s publications:  MS-2: Asphalt Mix Design Methods and MS-22: Construction of Quality Asphalt Pavements

University/college professors in the United States and Canada can complete the form below to request access to the complimentary resources to utilize in their classrooms. Please note that all requests are subject to approval by the Asphalt Institute Foundation. 

Funding of this project would not be possible without the $40,000 grant awarded to AIF by MDU Resources Foundation and Jebro Inc., in the spring of 2018. The grant funds will also allow the foundation to implement two additional phases of this program. Phase II of the project will allow laboratory modules to be developed that will complement the undergraduate asphalt technology module lectures. Phase III will focus on developing a graduate- level course focused entirely on asphalt materials.

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